ChannelVision Magazine

As more and more enterprise applications migrate to the cloud, backhauling that traffic from the branch to headquarters doesn’t make sense. End users often find their business apps run faster over their home internet ser- vice or even on their mobile device. Historically, the internet was a best-effort amalgam of networks. It wasn’t secure or reli- able enough to meet business needs. And it certainly didn’t perform well enough to support latency-sensitive or bandwidth-intensive busi- ness applications. Now, SD-WAN offers a way to overcome performance, reliability and secu- rity objections in deploying business broadband. With internet access redefining the econom- ics of networking, the segment is skyrocketing, as are channel partner opportunities. For part one of this two-part roundtable series, we sat down with two leaders in the segment to discuss the details of deployment and how chan- nel partners and enterprises can ensure a smooth implementation for this buzzy technology. Our panelists: • Silver Peak Systems founder and CEO, David Hughes • Ramesh Prabagaran, senior director of prod- uct management at Cisco, responsible for the Viptela division of the company. (Part 2, in the next issue of ChannelVision, will feature insight from Michael Wood, the vice president of marketing at VeloCloud Networks, and Claudio Perugini, senior vice president of Global Channels at Aryaka.) By Tara Seals SD-WANRoundtable: Making theTransition G eographically distributed enterprises are embracing SD- WANs at an accelerating pace. Why? Because SD-WANs not only save money, they help businesses make money by increasing business productivity. Part One of Two virtual reality Channel Vision | January - February, 2018 24